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An estimated 17.6 million Americans were victims of identity theft in 2014, according data from the Department of Justice.
A good way to prevent identity theft is to shred personal documents which thieves use.
To help the public, James City County Police Department is hosting a Shred-A-Thon from 9 a.m. to noon, March 25, at the Williamsburg/James City County Courthouse, 5201 Monticello Ave.
The first grocery bag of documents will be shredded at no charge. Each additional bag will be $5.
Proceeds will support the department’s annual “Shop with a Cop” event and other community outreach and crime prevention programs.
“Shop with a Cop” is a program assisting underprivileged children and families in James City County.
Additional information or inquiries may be directed to Officer Jamie Lilley at 757-603-6027 or firstname.lastname@example.org.